Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tmpwatch (MDKSA-2000:056)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Previous versions of tmpwatch contained a local denial of service and
root exploits. This is due to using the fork() command to recursively
process subdirectories which would allow a local user to perform a
denial of service attack.

Solution :

Update the affected tmpwatch package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61846 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2000-0816

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